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Margarito: Manny Pacquiao is the best fighter in world

Antonio Margarito released a statement through his promoter, Bob Arum, regarding Saturday night's fight against Manny Pacquiao. Margarito lost a lopsided 12-round decision. Margarito is schedule to have surgery today in Dallas, for a broken right orbital bone suffered in the bout.

“I would like to congratulate Manny Pacquiao for his win on Saturday night. It was a tough and difficult fight for me and I hope the fans enjoyed our battle at Cowboys Stadium.

“I also want to thank Bob Arum for always believing in me and for giving me the opportunity to fight Manny Pacquiao. I also want to thank all the fans who came to see me and who watched the fight on TV and continue to support me.

“I gave it all I had, but unfortunately I was not able to get the victory over the best fighter in the world today. As I said before the fight, I was never going to quit and tried to win this fight to the very last minute.

“We had a great training camp and I want to thank Robert Garcia for a great job and everyone in Oxnard for their great hospitality. I am also very grateful with my wife Michelle, Sergio Diaz and Francisco Espinoza for all their support."



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